The horror! The horror!

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 6 18:03:07 EDT 2002


--- liril at gmx.net wrote:

> Today, even plays written for the stage are seldomly
> put on stage completely
> - an unabridged Shakespeare play would take more
> time a theater-goer would
> like to spend. (I think I recall 4 or 5 hour for
> Kong Lear?)
>
I understand that this was the case in Shakespeare's
day too. A court audience would get only the political
intrigue bits while a peasant audience would see all
the rustic peasant joke bits - the audiences would see
quite different versions of the same play.

Jon Noble



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